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How easy is it to read the minds of people with autism spectrum disorder (2015)
Journal Article
Sheppard, E., Pillai, D., Tze-Lynn Wong, G., Mitchell, P., & Ropar, D. (2016). How easy is it to read the minds of people with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1247–1254. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2662-8

How well can neurotypical adults’ interpret mental states in people with ASD? ‘Targets’ (ASD and neurotypical) reactions to four events were video-recorded then shown to neurotypical participants whose task was to identify which event the target had... Read More about How easy is it to read the minds of people with autism spectrum disorder.

Being Sherlock Holmes: Can we sense empathy from a brief sample of behaviour? (2015)
Journal Article
Wu, W., Sheppard, E., & Mitchell, P. (in press). Being Sherlock Holmes: Can we sense empathy from a brief sample of behaviour?. British Journal of Psychology, 107(1), doi:10.1111/bjop.12157

Mentalizing (otherwise known as ‘theory of mind’) involves a special process that is adapted for predicting and explaining the behaviour of others (targets) based on inferences about targets’ beliefs and character. This research investigated how well... Read More about Being Sherlock Holmes: Can we sense empathy from a brief sample of behaviour?.


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